Based on my experience with food allergies, I agree it would be very hard to fight a food addiction, even if you wanted to. Here in the USA, we as a public do not have the right to know what is in our food. Restaurants do not need to list ingredients to protect trade secrets. Also, it was only recently that food allergies were required to be listed (and only 8 of them!), but there are some exceptions. For example, soybean oil is not considered a soy allergen. Thus, it is not required to be labeled in products like other soy ingredients. It is usually the case that something is "fried in oil" and that's about as much as you can find out. Why is it not considered an allergen? The only answer I can find is that corn and soy oil are such a huge part of the food industry, scrutinizing them would effect business, and also labeling them would pose unneeded limitations on dining choices for people with soy allergies (because there is apparently not enough allergens in it to cause a reaction---?!?!?!?!). But what if you're addicted to soy, or some other additive that is in practically everything? It has to be the modern food industry, I have never heard of people getting addicted to food because they eat broccoli and lettuce. People are addicted to fries and burgers.
Originally Posted by JoanieL
Stumbled into Primal due to food allergies, and subsequent elimination of non-primal foods.
Start Gluten-Free/Soy-Free: December 2012; start weight 158lbs, Ladies size 6
Start Primal: March 2013, start weight 150lbs, Ladies size 6
Current: 132lbs, Ladies size 2
26lbs lost since cutting the crap.